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A history of Siena : from its origins to the present day / Mario Ascheri and Bradley Franco.

Author/creator Ascheri, Mario author.
Other author/creatorFranco, Bradley R., author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
Copyright Notice ©2020
Descriptionix, 159 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Cities of the ancient world
Cities of the ancient world.
Contents Preface / Fabrizio Ricciardelli, Kent State University Florence, Italy -- Part 1. From the origins of Siena to the fall of the Sienese Republic -- The origins of Siena -- Urban development and the formation of the Sienese state (1000-1260) -- Siena's golden age: Montaperti and good government (1260-1355) -- Renaissance Siena and the fall of the Republic (1355-1555) -- Part 2. From the Age of the Medici to the present day -- The Age of the Medici (1557-1737) -- From the enlightenment to the world wars (1723-1945) -- Siena from WWII to the present day.
Abstract "A History of Siena provides a concise and up-to-date biography of the city, from its medieval development through to the present day, and makes Siena's history, culture and traditions accessible to anyone studying or visiting the city. Well-informed by archival research and recent scholarship on medieval Siena and the Italian city-states, this book places Siena's development in its larger context, both temporally and geographically. In the process, this book offers new interpretations of Siena's artistic, political, and economic development, highlighting in particular the role of pilgrimage, banking, and class conflict. The second half of the book provides an important analysis of the historical development of Siena's nobility, its unique system of neighborhood associations (contrade) and the race of the Palio, as well as a thorough overview of the rise and fall of Siena's troubled bank, the Monte dei Paschi. This book is accessible to undergraduates and tourists, while also offering plenty of new insights for graduate students and scholars of all periods of Sienese history." --Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Ascheri, Mario, author. History of Siena First edition. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, [2019] 9781315232010
LCCN 2019013181
ISBN9781138293595 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN1138293598 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN0367253488 paperback alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book

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